The Data We Collect and Store
Depending upon how you use my website, or work with me I may collect some or all of the following personal data:
▪︎ Your name, and the names of any adults or children participating in a photoshoot
▪︎ The ages of any children participating in the photoshoot
▪︎ The date of birth of any newborn babies participating in the photoshoot
▪︎ Contact information including your address, e-mail address, and telephone number
▪︎ Details about your business (for commercial photo shoots) including your business name and job title or profession
▪︎ Information you have given me about your preferences and how you would like to be photographed
▪︎ Your name and e-mail address if you sign up to receive my e-mail newsletter
▪︎ Photographs from your photo shoot with me
I do not collect or store any of your payment details, or any sensitive data.
How and why I use this data:
We use your personal information in the following ways:
▪︎ To provide you with our services and to create and deliver the products you have requested and contact you regarding your use of the services. Such use is necessary to respond to or implement your request and for the performance of the contract between you and us.
▪︎ As necessary for certain legitimate business interests, which include the following:
where we are asked to deal with any enquiries or complaints you make;
▪︎ If you ask us to delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists and we are required to fulfill your request, to keep basic data to identify you and prevent further unwanted processing, and to (a) comply with legal obligations, (b) respond to requests from competent authorities; (b) protect our operations; (c) protect our rights, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliated businesses, you or others; and (d) enforce or defend legal rights, or prevent damage.
▪︎ With your consent, we may use your photographs to promote and advertise our business, including (a) in our studio and in our printed publications, presentations, promotional materials (including leaflets, brochures, stickers, bookmarks, posters, fact sheets, calendars); (b) on our website and other digital advertising of our services; and (c) in social media forums such as Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.
▪︎ We may provide you with information about goods or services, events, and other promotions we feel may interest you. We will contact you by email only with your consent if this was given at the time you provided us with the personal data.
▪︎ We may use your personal data for other purposes which you have consented to at the time of providing your data.
The cookie stores information which arises in conjunction with the specifically used end device. This does not mean, however, that this gives us direct knowledge of your identity.
Cookies are used on the one hand so that we can make the use of our offerings more pleasant for you. Therefore, we use session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website, you have already logged on to your user account or to display the shopping cart. These are automatically deleted after you leave our website.
In addition, we use temporary cookies saved on your end device for a certain defined period to optimise user-friendliness. If you visit our website again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you were already here before and which entries and settings you made so that you do not have to repeat them.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser, however, so that no cookies are saved on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Complete deactivation of cookies can, however, lead to you not being able to use all the functions of our website.
Storage of Personal Data
David Lowerson Photography Ltd is based in the UK and we store data in the United Kingdom.
We store data in the following ways:
▪︎ Digital photographs on hard drives stored in our home office and accessed only by us.
▪︎ We store digital photographs with an online gallery provider based in the USA.
▪︎ Studio management software for storing your contact information, sending and storing e-mails contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, storing our notes about your preferences and how you would like to be photographed, and for managing your shoot. r and browsers remain private and integral.
▪︎ We use email marketing software with servers that are located in the United States. The software provider is certified as compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.
Sharing of Your Personal Data
We take your privacy very seriously. We do not sell your data to third-party organisations.
▪︎ Delivery and Postage Service Providers to allow us to send you documentation and orders you have placed. (Information shared includes Name, Address)
▪︎ Manufacturers (our printing labs) if we are sending an order directly to you from a lab. (Information shared includes Name, Address, and in some cases e-mail address / mobile number)
Any credit/debit card payments and other payments you make will be processed by our third party payment providers and the payment data you submit will be securely stored and encrypted by our payment service providers using up to date industry standards. Please note that we do not ourselves directly process or store the debit/credit card data that you submit.
We store and use this card or payment information for the purpose of processing any future payments that you make for additional goods and services. We will store this data in accordance with our legal obligations under applicable law and only for so long as legally permitted.
You may choose to opt out of us holding your card or payment data although this means that you will need to re-supply us with card/payment details for the purpose of making any future purchases.
Changes to this Data Protection Policy
This Data Protection Policy is the latest version and was last amended as of October 2023.
The further development of our website and offers on it or changes in statutory or public-authority requirements may render it necessary to amend this Data Protection Policy. The latest version of the Data Protection Policy can be downloaded and printed out at any time from the website under